England World Cup Squad Announcement: Maddison, White, Wilson In Confirmed 26-Man List


After weeks of endless speculation, Gareth Southgate has today announced England’s squad for the 2022 World Cup.

It’s safe to say that the lead-up to the tournament has not gone the way Southgate would have wanted it to, with Chelsea duo Ben Chilwell and Reece James both withdrawing due to injury.

Gareth Southgate revealed on Thursday afternoon who has made the cut, just 11 days before the Three Lions kick off their campaign in Qatar against Iran.

James Maddison’s fine form at Leicester has earned him a spot, while Newcastle striker Callum Wilson, Arsenal defender Ben White and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford are all in.

Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher was the surprise inclusion.

  • Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton) Nick Pope (Newcastle), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)
  • Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Coady (Everton, on-loan from Wolves), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Kyle Walker (Manchester City) Ben White (Arsenal)
  • Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City), Declan Rice (West Ham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea).
  • Forwards: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Chelsea), Callum Wilson (Newcastle), James Maddison (Leicester City)

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